I’m convinced that it’s never too soon to start talking to one’s children about a paying career for when they “grow up“.
Case in point:
On the way to school today child #4 asked me if he should be a Pharmacist like his daddy when he grows up.
I responded, “Well, that’s a great job, but sometimes daddy gets bored, so maybe you should be a doctor and help people get well”.
He responded, “no”.
And then he said, “I think I’ll be a crossing-person”. As in crossing guard.
You know, that career whereby no money is exchanged for time?
Now, call me money hungry, but when my children enter the work force, I’m kind of hoping that they’ll actually earn money for their endeavors.
The long term goal is NOT to support them for the rest of their lives.